Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Launch Day



By Amy MacKinnon

Thrilled.

Sanguine.

Ill.

Bewildered.

Bemused.

Hopeful.

Anxious.

Lost.

Found.

Touched.

Expectant.

Self-conscious.

Confident.

Exposed.

Terrified.

Calm.

Assertive.

Competitive.

Determined.

Grateful.

So very, very grateful to each of you, most especially, Lynne Griffin, Lisa Marnell, and Hannah Roveto, my rocks. Thank you, all.

Hope to see some of you at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset at 7:00 pm tonight for the launch!

22 comments:

janerhealey said...

Amy,

You don't know me, but nearly every day before I write, I look to this blog for inspiration and understanding. I have followed your journey for months now - thank you for sharing - I am so thrilled for you today.

Congratulations on all of your success!! I can't wait to pick up a copy of Tethered!

Thank you to you, Lynne, Hannah and Lisa for continuing to provide inspiration - particularly on those days when I feel like I will never finish my WIP.

Best -

Jane (formerly jungashick on blogger)

Therese said...

Congratulations, Amy. Well done, well said.

Wish I could join you tonight--have a fabulous time!

Gail said...

Yay Amy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy MacKinnon said...

Jane, I'm so pleased that today of all daysyou posted a comment. Thanks so much for the support and your good wishes. Keep us updated on your progress.

Therese, I never thought this day would come and here it is. Seems like just yesterday SOUVENIR pubbed and now we're looking toward REUNION. Gosh.

Gail, you're next with CANCER IS A BITCH in October. It'll be here before you can say brass ring.

five said...

See you tonight! Congrats!
Mo

Kristy Kiernan said...

Woohooo!!!! I'll raise a glass on your behalf here in FL tonight. Congratulations, Amy!

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

I'm with the others, toasting you from afar--that whoop you hear from the heartland is me.

Lisa Marnell said...

Yahooooo!

Lisa said...

I can't express the tangle of emotions I'm feeling for you today: love, pride, nervousness but mostly joy. Congratulations, my friend.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Mo, I look forward to it!

Kristy, thank you and the flowers are GORGEOUS!

Judy, I do hear you. I'm calling back.

Lisa, MWAH. How I wish you were here.

Lisa, I know I'll feel the same when it's your turn. Soon, soon.

Carleen Brice said...

I'll be with you in spirit! Actually I'll be with Lisa Kenney and Karen Carter at Karen's book club tonight. I promise we'll raise a glass to Tethered and to all the Writer's Group!

kristenspina said...

Amy, congratulations!! What a wonderful (and beautiful) day this is!!

Amy MacKinnon said...

Carleen, enjoy the book club tonight (I hope to do some of those!) and I appreciate the good wishes.

Kristen, thanks for all the support my stranger friend.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful moment. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of the aspiring writers out here. Speaking as one of them, to see someone succeed (and so completely! That is some incredible cover art) brings tears to my eyes. Seeing your book released, knowing how badly you've wanted this and how hard you've worked for it, renews my own hope and determination.

Amy

Patry Francis said...

I had hoped to be with you at Buttonwood tonight, but it looks like my health is to keep me home this time. Still, if I close my eyes, I can see you in the corner of that wonderful book store, Betsey, your family and your writing group beaming with pride--and you, absolutely glowing--all doubts banished. The world is going to love Tethered!

Joanne said...

Savor every moment, Amy. And thanks for sharing it all with us, letting us journey with you. Raising a glass from Connecticut!

Amy MacKinnon said...

Amy, hope is all that sustains us sometimes. There was a long while when no one believed I could do this, only me. Then I found these three incredible women and my world was changed forever. I believe in you.

Patry, my dear, dear Patry, we will raise a toast to you. If it's okay, I'd like to visit soon?

Joanne, cheers to you and Connecticut! Thanks so much!

Mary said...

Congratulations from another long-time lurker/admirer of the blog! I've got my copy and can't wait to turn that first page. It's been amazing following your process. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Larramie said...

Although I'm late to this virtual celebration, my thoughts have been with you all day Amy. And, now, I'm imagining the signing/party at Buttonwood.

There are many heroes in life and you -- my forever daisy friend -- are one of mine! Brava!

Lee said...

Wow Amy!! I am so proud of you. I knew this day was destined for you and it is finally here. Congratulations seems weak... My heart is a-thumpin' thinking of your night at Buttonwood Books tonight. Savor every moment!

Congrats again.

Lee

Tara said...

Amy,

I almost went to the dentist today by mistake because of you. August 12th. I was sure that was the day I was to be fitted for my crown. My whole family had arranged their day around my appointment when I looked on my fridge and realized no, August 12th was important for another reason. Tethered was coming out. My appointment is not until the 14th. Today was your day for the crown! :) Congratulations on your big day! I can't wait to read the book that everyone is talking about.
Tara

Amy MacKinnon said...

Mary, I love that lurkers are coming out, it makes the day all the more special. How truly kind of you to buy the book, thank you!

Larramie, stop making me cry!

Lee, such a sweet thing to sa, thank you.

Tara, well, doesn't that just beat all. I am stunned and honored. MY family doesn't schedule their lives around MY appointments, though. Huh.